Sometimes enough is enough

Before you watch the following video, let me set it up for you. There’s a guy called Bart Sibrel who likes to question the authenticity of the trips to the moon. He spews some nonsense about radiation and God’s will and such. If there were him and a dead loon on the road, I’d assume that the loon was on his way to a gig while Sibrel was on his way to harass Buzz Aldrin. Because that’s where this video takes us. It takes us to the last few moments when Buzz Aldrin walks out of the hotel where Sibrel lured him for a fake interview. Sibrel (or his people) told Buzz that they were filming a children’s science show, so Buzz showed up. Instead of a children’s show, he was cornered by Sibrel and… Well, watch the video:

God, that was a satisfying punch!

Sometimes enough is enough. Buzz was trying to get away from this jerk and not give him the pleasure of an “interview” or even a statement, but the jerk kept calling Buzz names. I’m not normally one to respond with violence, but I cannot fault Buzz at all for punching this guy. Enough is enough. You can only allow lies and insults so much before you need to stop it. Some of us respond with insolent, albeit reasonable, blog posts. But I guess Buzz is not much of a blogger. And there is nothing wrong with that.

One thought on “Sometimes enough is enough

  1. Pity that he didn’t hit him a few more times. Might have knocked a bit of sense into him.

    As for Buzz walking on the moon, he didn’t. He hopped, he bounced, he tripped and fell, he overbalanced and fell. There was extremely little walking on any lunar mission. šŸ˜‰
    NASA was extremely relieved when the astronauts finally went back into the LEM, for all they could see was incessant risks of a torn space suit.
    But, as it was the first lunar excursion, such ended up edited out of NASA releases for decades. Here is a compilation of a number of astronauts on different missions having both the time of their lives and the hardest time of their lives remaining upright.

    Thank goodness for the imagination of those who designed the specifications for the suits, for they imagined that astronauts could fall, long before we even had spacecraft to travel to the moon.
    Whenever I hear of my elders belonging to “the greatest generation”, I respectfully disagree. Our greatest generation was the one that pushed our technology far beyond what it was and designed, built and launched spacecraft to the moon.
    For, “the greatest generation” merely fought a world war. The true greatest generation laid the foundation for all of our technologies of today and managed, with laughingly crude technology, to make it to the moon and back multiple times, as well as bring a horrifically damaged spacecraft home with the astronauts still alive.
    All of which I watched while growing up.

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